Ebersdorf bei Coburg — Have Fun, Feel Better

Today started off in pretty bad shape. There was a storm brewing on the horizon, nothing electrical wanted to work, and I had pretty much had written off the rest of the day to failure. That was until I got to see the town of Ebersdorf bei Coburg.

Which, by the way, only goes to show you no matter what happens — Bavaria will somehow, some way, always make you feel better.

Maybe it was walking along the small lanes and tree lined streets that turned my otherwise dismal day into something to sing about. No, I think it was the half-timbered houses along Kellergasse and Hauptstraße.

At Hauptstraße 1 you’ll find the once bustling Gasthaus Goldener Adler. This is what Old World Germany is all about — picture perfect in the village of Frohnlach, one of just five hamlets of the town.

The timber-framed houses aren’t the only buildings in town that took me out of my funky mood. In the village of Großgarnstadt is a lovely onion-domed Evangelical Church, and some half-timbered houses, too.

Within Ebersdorf itself, I only had eyes for the dark grey stones of the Evangelical St. Lawrence Church. No, maybe it was the strangely odd 5-point tower that made it so beautiful.

It might have been the hiking trails through Ebersdorf in the Lichtenfels Forest. Did you know that this entire forest in Lower Franconia once belonged to a medieval monastery? Yeah, me either. Until today, that is. And I can’t even begin to think how you own an entire forest?

Anyway, back to Ebersdorf… The only thing missing that would’ve gotten me from my mood would’ve been a festival. It’s not that Ebersdorf doesn’t have any, mind you. It just wasn’t any going on today. You got to be here in early May for the Spring Festival, or October for the village Flea Market, and come December when there are Christmas events.

Just thinking about that is enough to get anyone out of a stinky mood. So, bring on the storm. Bring on the power surges. I’ll just come back to Ebersdorf to make myself feel better every time. :-)

 

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